Tech Tips

T-Type Spark Plug Wire setup

T-Type Spark Plug Wire setup

The T-Type workshop manual has a good description of how to make and install a set of ignition wires. Our ignition wire sets have the wire in one piece, easily enough to make a complete set of wires for an...

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Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, Early TD

Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, Early TD

The LED board for the early TD tail lamp is installed in place of the original metal socket, directly to the metal socket support plate. Refer to the wiring instructions included with the LED set for connection details. Here are...

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Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, late TD and TF

Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, late TD and TF

The LED board for the late TD and TF tail lamp is installed in place of the original metal socket, directly to the chrome plinth through the rubber body. Refer to the wiring instructions included with the LED set for...

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Sealing up a Fuel Sender

Sealing up a Fuel Sender

The fuel tank sender can often be the source of unwanted fuel leaks in the T- series cars. There can be a number of reasons for these leaks, most common ones are due to the failure of the sealing gaskets...

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King Pin Seals installation

King Pin Seals installation

We get many inquiries about how the swivel link seals are installed. Here are a few photos of how it all goes together. I used a TD kingpin without the steering arm and spindle, easier to take photos. This is...

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Improved part!

Improved part!

Abingdon Spares has corrected a part that had gradually become available in a non original specification, part # 23-070, the bolt and spacers for the steering column mount to the firewall. The spacers available from other suppliers were not the...

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Lug Nuts, what’s the story?

Lug Nuts, what’s the story?

MG TDs with steel wheels have two different threads for Lug Nuts and Wheel Studs, depending on the car number.Up through Car 12284 Wheel Studs and Lug Nuts were 16TPI, Whitworth 7/16 socketFrom Car 12285, Wheel Studs and Lug Nuts...

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Vintage look for a modern Oil Filter Adapter!

Vintage look for a modern Oil Filter Adapter!

We decided to upgrade our MG TC to a modern oil filter, using our spin-on adapter for the TC. The TC had already been converted to a updated replaceable cartridge type filter that resembles the original disposable cartridge. It is...

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Brooklands Steering Wheel installation

Brooklands Steering Wheel installation

We recently acquired a very nice, late 52 MG TD. Being a fairly original car the original steering wheel had begun to separate from the rim, so we thought we would upgrade to a Brooklands style steering wheel. The removal...

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